The Mets (67-62, 11.0 GB in NL East, 2.0 GB for second Wild Card) look to avoid a sweep to the Braves (79-52, 6.0 GA in the NL East) on Sunday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field on WPIX.
Pete Alonso not only totaled 100 RBI on the season last night, but his 41st home run tied the single-season franchise record as well. ...Steven Matz has won each of his first six home decisions this year. ...The Mets' .692 win percentage is the best in the Majors since the All-Star break. ...The Mets have 184 homers as a team this season, ninth in franchise history. ...Juan Lagares is hitting .381 over his last 11 games. ...Since joining the Mets, Joe Panik is hitting .298 since joining the Mets.
|Ronald Acuna Jr., CF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Ozzie Albies, 2B||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Josh Donaldson, 3B||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Adam Duvall, LF||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, SS||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Charlie Culberson, RF||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Tyler Flowers, C||Rene Rivera, C|
|Dallas Keuchel, LHP||Steven Matz, LHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (8-7, 4.18 ERA) who got a nice win at Citi Field against the Indians last time out. He allowed just one earned run on a homer, while striking out seven and walking two over 6.1 innings of work.
Matz has gone at least six innings in his last three starts.
Who is starting for the Braves?
LHP Dallas Keuchel (4-5, 4.15 ERA) who was solid against the Marlins last time out. He allowed only a solo homer for his one blemish of the outing, scattering five other hits over six innings. He also struck out seven and walked two over that span.
The Mets have an off day tomorrow, and will start a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. RHP Marcus Stroman (7-11, 3.18 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, while the Cubs are yet to announce a starter.